When you produce the worst loss in the history of a football program, it’s safe to say your job is forfeit.
Al Golden did just that when his Miami Hurricanes team fell victim to No. 6 ranked Clemson. Miami wasn’t able to muster a single point on offense while their defense was picked apart all game long, ending with a score of 58-0 and resulting in the worst loss in Hurricanes history. Fans of the program had been calling for Golden to be replaced for some time, hoping to return the program to former glories and only being disappointed. Miami hasn’t been nationally ranked since 2009.
Golden held a record of 32-25 with the Miami Hurricanes and was constantly plagued by issues stemming from an NCAA investigation. With the last horrendous loss it was the last straw with Miami. Tight ends coach Larry Scott will serve as the interim head coach while Miami athletic director Blake James searches for the next Hurricanes leader.
It’s hard to say whether Golden will find work with another program due to the manner of his departure from Miami. Coaches come and go and finding a good coach isn’t as easy as some might think. A program might have to be in serious need, however, to contact Al Golden.
Miami (4-3, 1-2) will play Duke this Saturday night.